[rfc-i] Fixing names in references to old RFCs

Carsten Bormann cabo at tzi.org
Wed Feb 17 23:58:25 PST 2021


On 2021-02-18, at 07:57, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke at gmx.de> wrote:
> 
> The problem with *any* change to the references resources is that if you
> re-generate older specs that use these resources you get a different
> result. (We have a similar issue with other changes to <reference>, such
> as changes to seriesInfo, or even the insertion of DOIs).

Yes, we have that “problem” massively with unnumbered references to I-Ds.
We actually like that problem so much that we have this mechanism in the first place.

If something gets fixed in a shared reference resource, everybody benefits.

It’s a feature, not a bug.

Grüße, Carsten



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